First anti-tobacco film festival in Goa.
The first Goa Anti-Tobacco Film Festival will be held on May 31, and will screen over 30 films. The Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), the State government’s entertainment wing will hold the film festival in association with the Department of Community Dentistry, Goa Dental College and Hospital.
The festival will select films to spread awareness on the ill effects of tobacco use and to decrease the occurrence of oral cancer in the State. Filmmaker Rajendra Talak, vice-president, ESG said entries will be to two sections, ad films and short films, which should be in Konkani, Marathi, Hindi or English and produced by Goan producers or production houses.